n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Spine cord injury and male infertility : case report
|Article Title||Spine cord injury and male infertility : case report|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum|
|Affiliations||1 Stellenbosch University, 2 Stellenbosch University, 3 Stellenbosch University and 4 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||23 - 25|
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a unique medical condition and occurs most commonly to young men who are at the peak of their reproductive health. Only 5% of SCI patients can father a child without medical intervention. Fertility problems are mainly due to erectile or ejaculatory disturbances and poor semen quality. Semen specimens characterized by normal sperm concentration but extremely impaired motility and viability. The pathophysiology is still poorly understood, and findings vary among studies regarding the underlying cause of sperm dysfunction.
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